Ted Lenfestey Hall

Ted Lenfestey Hall opened in 1985 and is recently remodeled, offering single occupancy fully-furnished rooms with a private bathroom and shower, vanity area and sink. Ted Lenfestey Hall is located in the community of Arlene Walter, Byron Walterand Josephine Lenfestey Halls, and is near campus academic buildings, theCommunity Center, Kress Center, the Mauthe Center and adjacent housing parking lot.

Mailing Address:

Resident's Name
Resident's Campus Box Number
3342 Lenfestey Court
Green Bay, WI 54311

Ted J. Lenfestey Hall At a Glance:  
Number of Units 30
Residents 60
Coed Yes
Private Bedrooms No
Private Bathrooms Yes
Vacation Housing Yes
Summer Housing No
Dining Required Yes
ADA Accessible No
Elevator No
Smoke Free Yes
Alcohol Permitted No
Furnishings per student
  • Extra-long twin bed
    (may be jr. lofted or bunked)
  • Dresser
  • Desk with hutch,
    lamp, and chair
  • Closet
  • High-speed internet jack
Furnishings per room
  • Vanity area with sink
  • Private shower and toilet
  • Wi-Fi throughout housing
  • Blinds or drapes
  • Electronic card plus PIN secured
  • Carpeted rooms

About Frederick (Ted) Lenfestey

Frederick J. (Ted) Lenfestey's life was flamboyant, eventful and never dull. His funeral was described as an event, a happening. A Green Bay Press-Gazette columnist described Ted Lenfestey as "one of the most colorful individuals who ever graced these parts."

Mr. Lenfestey was born in 1903 and lived most of his life in De Pere. He died in 1985 at the age of 82 after a long career as an executive of the F. Hurlbut Coal Company. He had retired as chairman of the Green Bay firm in 1983. Mr. Lenfestey was married to the former Josephine Buchanan, for whom Josephine Lenfestey Hall at the University is named.

In 1926 following studies at Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J., and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Mr. Lenfestey began working for Hurlbut, traveling throughout Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and establishing coal yards in many communities. The Hurlbut firm, which was founded by his maternal grandfather, received coal by boat at its docks on the east side of the Fox River in Green Bay. He advanced to president and chairman of the board, and in the 1970s served as an officer of the 2nd Century Corporation which was responsible for development and management of the downtown Holiday Inn. The site of the Hurlbut corporate offices is now the Holiday Inn City Centre.

An ardent horseman and world traveler, he played polo in Texas and Florida, and was responsible for establishing polo in De Pere during the 1930s. He was a leader in development of the National Railroad Museum in Northeast Wisconsin and served as chairman for 14 years. During that time, he underwrote the cost of bringing to the museum collection the locomotive used as headquarters by General (later President) Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II. Mr. Lenfestey traveled to Great Britain to meet with Prince Philip as the museum accepted possession of a coach from Winston Churchill's funeral train and met presidents and other world leaders in his capacities as museum chairman, executive and citizen.

In 1934, as part of official ceremonies commemorating the 300th anniversary of Jean Nicolet's arrival in the bay area, Mr. Lenfestey donned a period costume to re-enact Nicolet's landing. "The canoe leaked and his riding boots were filling up with water," his wife recalled. "He really had to struggle to get to shore. He made an event of everything." A reporter added: "In his eyes, every morning was stunningly beautiful, adorned with a huge, golden sun and rife with promise of another eventful day."

He and his wife contributed to the development of UW-Green Bay through philanthropic gifts and their friendship.